The Lords and Ladies swim and dive teams hosted their Fast Chance Invitational last weekend, where swimmers attempted to shave off a couple seconds to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Championships next month.
Alexander Law ’20 was able to improve his 200-yard breaststroke time by about a second and a half to easily make a NCAA B cut with a 2.01.98.
Colin Reardon ’20 dropped over a second in the 400-yard IM to drastically improve his chances to qualify for NCAAs with a 3.56.84.
For the Ladies, Princess Ferguson-Nguyen ’20 had a personal best in the 100-yard freestyle. So did Amy Socha ’21 and Caylee Hamilton ’21, in the 100-yard butterfly. Their times earned them an NCAA B cut, and a chance to qualify for championships next month.
Diver Joshua Yuen-Schat ’18 had an especially successful meet. To qualify for the NCAA regional dive meet, the first step to making the national championship, a diver needs two scores above the NCAA cut line in any meet, or one score above the cut line in a conference championship meet.
Yuen-Schat had a one-meter score that was above the cut from earlier in the year, so in order for his season to continue he needed to score above a 425 on the one-meter board. Yuen-Schat went above and beyond, scoring a career-best 450.82 points and putting himself into regionals.
The Lords and Ladies divers will attempt to qualify for nationals at the regional meet this week, while the swimmers will next appear at NCAA Championships in March.